8 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

8 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Galapagos Islands trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Baltra
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Baltra

Baltra ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Baltra road trip planning tool .

Atlanta, USA to Baltra is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in February; daily highs in Baltra reach 87°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna las Ninfas and Galeria Aymara. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, don't miss a visit to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Baltra to Puerto Ayora in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Laguna las Ninfas ©
Laguna las Ninfas

3
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Charles Darwin, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, and then explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

Similar Plans

22 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM ICELAND July, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Colombia, Iquitos & Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Montego Bay & Ocho Rios BY A USER FROM JAMAICA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Africa & South America BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru, Rio de Janeiro & Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru & Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru, Galapagos Islands & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM ECUADOR August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans